Category Archives: Fox News

From the Front Lines

The reporting was all wrong. Emma Watson (Hermione Grainger from the Harry Potter movies) is not dating Prince Harry – the Australian tabloid item got it all wrong. That tabloid has been sued before of course, but Watson was a … Continue reading

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Breaking the Authoritarian Mold

There may be a thousand reasons that CNN, the Most Trusted Name in News, has become the cable news channel of last resort. Viewers turn to CNN when there’s some sort of massive natural disaster or a new war, or … Continue reading

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Affirming the Negative

Americans live on a knife’s edge – everything is a crisis and someone is always out to take your stuff, or your freedoms, or your precious bodily fluids – and that 1964 Strangelove movie captured what Richard Hofstadter, in his … Continue reading

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Dealing With a New World

America may never recover from this year’s Super Bowl. The game itself was what it wasn’t supposed to be – the Denver guys, with the best offense anyone had seen in twenty or more years, led by that gimpy old … Continue reading

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Roger That

It was the best of times, in the worst of times. College in the late sixties was quite a trip – hippies and Vietnam and the riots in the streets of Chicago at the Democratic National Convention, after the assassination … Continue reading

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The Bells Are Ringing

It was a double-whammy – a Friday the Thirteenth in the middle of the dismal and desperate Christmas shopping season. That’s bad luck combined with angry drivers looking for a parking space, somewhere, trying to contain their resentment at being … Continue reading

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Necessary but Not Sufficient

Adolescents have a finely tuned sense of what’s just not fair at all. Every teacher knows this, when the kid protests that his essay was flawless, and the required three pages, with footnotes showing actual research – and those were … Continue reading

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